[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq should support duplicate ip addresses in /etc/ethers or warn about them

Carlos Carvalho carlos at fisica.ufpr.br
Sun Jul 5 00:38:16 BST 2009

Felix Schwarz (felix.schwarz at oss.schwarz.eu) wrote on 4 July 2009 22:10:
 >How does dnsmasq behave if there are multiple lines in /etc/ethers which
 >reference the same ip address (with different mac addresses)?
 >It looks to me as if dnsmasq would just use the last one. I would like to see
 >that both items would be valid (e.g. laptop with wlan+lan always gets the same
 >ip without any client-side configuration a la client-id).

This can be done putting more than one mac address in the same dhcp-host
line. It has the additional benefit of transitioning the same lease
from one mac to the other.

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